May 1, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Jacob Burns Film Center
364 Manville Rd
NY 10570
$20 member/$25 non-member
Power of Song - Pete Seeger’s 100th Birthday Party! (Pleasantville) @ Jacob Burns Film Center

Pete Seeger’s 100th Birthday Party!

FILM: Pete Seeger: The Power of SongThis “stirring, revelatory film” (Entertainment Weekly) is a terrific portrait of one of the most rousing artists of the 20th century, presented in all of his vigorous, committed glory. Musicians including Bob Dylan, Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, and Peter, Paul and Mary discuss Seeger’s lasting influence on American music.Join us to celebrate Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday—and the 50th anniversary of the ship Clearwater—with film, music, and storytelling! In 1966, in despair over the pollution of his beloved Hudson River, legendary musician, singer, songwriter, environmentalist, and peace advocate Pete Seeger declared he would build a boat to save the river. Three years later, the Clearwater, a majestic 106-foot sloop, was launched. With one of the first sailing ships to conduct onboard science-based environmental education, the Clearwater organization carries forward Seeger’s legacy by partnering with Hudson Valley schools and communities to educate and encourage youth to become active stewards of their environment and the Hudson River.